One of the company’s solutions is PolicyPortal, developed to help organizations manage and protect PCs both inside and outside Active Directory domains. The application generated a lot of interest from customers. However, the solution was designed to be hosted, so it took a long time to set up with hosting service providers. This led to higher infrastructure costs and delays in closing agreements with customers.
Has a set of frontend servers and location servers on the back end – turn out a visual of where you are at any timeWas running on Amazon; Glympse moved this on to the platform ; SQL on the back-end ; silverlightThis is data Tracking solutions solution already existed in a hosted environment. Glympse moved the solution to the cloud, using google maps,
Challenges Facing Today’s Enterprise<br />1<br />Cutting Cost and Lowering Capex<br />Infrastructure uses up valuable IT resources<br />40% CIOs plan to cut IT budgets <br />2<br />Driving value for the business with tight IT budgets<br />Leveraging and extending past IT investments to provide future value<br />72% CIOs have cut or plan to cut discretionary IT projects*<br />“Live with what we have”<br />3<br />4<br />Maintaining security while increasing access and transparency internally and externally<br />Many data centers are a limitation<br />59% of surveyed CIOs view security and datacenter efficiency as “must do” projects<br />5<br />Finding the right transformative capabilities across the enterprise: cloud computing, data-center strategies, SaaS, mobility, IT automation ?<br />6<br />Top Projects: SaaS, VoIP, Green IT, Web 2.0 and outsourcing<br />Source: CIO Magazine, October 21, 2008, “Cloud Computing Survey: IT Leaders See Big Promise, Have Big Security Questions”<br />
Challenges Building Apps<br /><ul><li># of users? After 1 month? 6 months? 1 yr?
How do you reduce your operations costs</li></li></ul><li>Cloud Computing Considerations<br />Fundamentals<br />Scale<br />Out<br />Automated Service Management<br />High Availability<br />Multi-Tenancy<br />Considerations<br />Off Premises<br />On Premises<br />Location<br />Homogeneous<br />Heterogeneous<br />Infrastructure<br />CapEx<br />OpEx<br />Business model<br />Own<br />Lease/Rent<br />Ownership<br />Self<br />Third Party<br />Management<br />
And in a non-cloud view, there are inefficiencies<br />Allocated IT-capacities<br />Load Forecast<br />“Under-supply“ of capacities<br />“Waste“ of capacities<br />Fixed cost of IT-capacities<br />IT CAPACITY<br />Barrier for<br />innovations<br />ActualLoad<br />TIME<br />
However, in a cloud view<br />Load Forecast<br />Allocated IT capacities<br />No “under-supply“<br />IT CAPACITY<br />Reduction of “over-supply“<br />Possible reduction of IT-capacities in case of reduced load<br />Reduction of initial investments<br />ActualLoad<br />Time<br />
IT as a Service<br />Private<br />(On-Premise)<br />Infrastructure<br />(as a Service)<br />Platform<br />(as a Service)<br />You manage<br />Applications<br />Applications<br />Applications<br />You manage<br />Runtimes<br />Runtimes<br />Runtimes<br />Security & Integration<br />Security & Integration<br />Security & Integration<br />Managed by vendor<br />Databases<br />Databases<br />Databases<br />You manage<br />Servers<br />Servers<br />Servers<br />Managed by vendor<br />Virtualization<br />Virtualization<br />Virtualization<br />Server HW<br />Server HW<br />Server HW<br />Storage<br />Storage<br />Storage<br />Networking<br />Networking<br />Networking<br />
Introducing the Windows Azure<br />Windows Azure is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers around the world, proving a simple, reliable and powerful platform for the creation of web applications and services. <br />
Defining the Web and Worker Roles<br />WEB ROLE<br />WORKER ROLE<br />Interacts with end-user<br />or web services<br />Handles incoming<br />HTTP/HTTPS requests<br />Develop with Microsoft and<br />non-Microsoft tools:<br />ASP.NET, WCF, other .NET tools<br />Java, PHP, etc.<br />Does not accept<br />incoming requests<br />Initiates their own requests<br />for data or tasks from <br />the queue<br />Similar to a "batch job"<br />or Windows service<br />
Defining Windows Azure Architecture<br />The Fabric Controller communicates with every server within the Fabric. It manages the Windows Azure operating system, monitors every application, decides where new applications should run – optimizing hardware utilization.<br />
Service Management is performed by the Fabric Controller, which controls all the resources within the data center. The Fabric Controller deploys your service and monitors the overall health of the fabric.<br />Security and Control State-of-the-art physical security processes combined with strictly controlled OS access model. Data is replicated in multiple fault domains in location selected by the customer. <br />Virtualized Computation provides massive application scalability. Customers can build a combination of web and worker roles. Those roles can be replicated as needed to scale the applications and computational processing power.<br />Storage Services allow customers to scale to store large amounts of data – in any format – for any length of time, only paying for what they use or store.<br />State-of-the-art data centers located around the world. Host your applications and data securely, accessible from everywhere you allow.<br />Windows Azure Automates the Management of Your IT Resources<br />
Service Management in Windows Azure<br />GOAL: Automated application management and control<br />Fabric: The collection of servers <br />Multiple VMs per server<br />Each VM runs customized Hypervisor Windows Server 2008<br />Choose from four different VM sizes, based on your application needs<br />Fabric Controller performs service management<br />You tell it what to do—it figures out how<br />Automatically scale up, scale down, update or roll application back to a previous version<br />Simple system management and deployment APIs <br />=Fabric Agent<br />
Developing Applications for Windows Azure<br />Familiar Developer Experience<br />Designed for Interoperability<br />Proven Microsoft Technologies<br /><ul><li>Development: Visual Studio integration, offline cloud simulation
Maintenance: Local debugging, APIs for logging
Commitment to support Java, PHP, Python and other popular programming languages
Visual Studio, ASP.NET, SQL Azure integration</li></li></ul><li>Scalable Web Application with Worker Role Hosted inventory management integrated with retail POS terminals<br />Scalable Web Regulatory document and imaging archiving<br />On-Premises Application and Cloud Storage<br />Hosting output of 3D design and rendering process in the Cloud <br />Migration of Legacy Applications<br />Move legacy applications to Windows Azure without re-architecting the infrastructure<br />Windows Azure Computational Power <br /><ul><li>High Performance Computing (HPC)
Large-scale data mining</li></ul>Example Use Cases<br />
Deployment Options<br />Move Applications to the Cloud<br />Extend Applications to the Cloud<br />Store Data in<br />the Cloud<br />Create New Solutions by Combining <br />Cloud Services<br />Create New <br />Cloud Services<br />
Purchasing Options<br />SUBSCRIPTION<br />CONSUMPTION<br />VOLUME LICENSING<br />“Pay as you go and grow”<br />Available at launch <br />“Coordinated purchasing” <br />Planned for launch<br />“Value for a commitment“<br />Select offers at launch<br /><ul><li>Low barrier to entry and flexibility
Introduction to volume discounts </li></li></ul><li>Windows Azure Pricing Meters<br />Elastic, scalable, secure, & highly available automated service platform<br /> Storage<br />Per GB stored & transactions<br />Blob & table $0.15 / GB<br />Storage Access = $0.10 / 100K Transactions<br /> Compute: <br />Per Service Hour<br />Starting at $0.12/service hour +<br />Variable instance sizes<br /> Bandwidth<br />Per GB transfer in or out of a datacenter<br />US/EU Bandwidth = $0.10 in / $0.15 out / GB <br />Asia Pacific = $0.30 in / $0.45 out / GB <br />
Next Steps<br />1<br />Sign up at the Windows Azure platform <br />developers’ portal: http://www.windowsazure.com<br />Windows Azure access<br />Developer tools <br />White papers<br />Sample applications<br />Plan pilot applications<br />Learn more at Microsoft’s Channel 9 Learning Centers<br />2<br />3<br />
Business Need:<br />Recently, Epicor has sought to respond to customer demands for reliable, cost-effective Internet-based applications that also connect with on-premise ERP capabilities. <br />Case Study:<br />Solution:<br />Shortly after its introduction to Azure, Epicor decided to migrate Epicor Enterprise Search, an Internet search experience application included with its ERP suite. To migrate the search application to Azure, Epicor replaced the SQL Server portion of the application with Azure data services<br />Company Profile:<br />Epicor, headquartered in Irvine, California, provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions to more than 20,000 customers in 140 countries. Founded in 1984, Epicor is a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner and the world’s sixth-largest independent software vendor. The organization, which has more than 3,000 employees who work in 50 global offices, had revenues of U.S.$429 million in fiscal year 2007.<br />Benefit:<br />With Azure, Epicor can cut costs, provide a range of Internet-based services, and extend existing developer skills, all to deliver better experiences to customers. <br />"Because this application is developed and managed on Azure, our customers can get an Internet search experience for their critical business data more easily and without requiring additional internal servers outside the firewall.”<br />—Erik Johnson, Senior Director of <br /> Product Research, Epicor<br />
Business Need:<br />One of the company’s solutions is PolicyPortal, developed to help organizations manage and protect PCs inside and outside Active Directory domains. However, the solution was designed to be hosted, so it took a long time to set up with hosting service providers. This led to higher infrastructure costs and delays in closing agreements with customers. <br />Case Study:<br />Solution:<br />PolicyPortal uses Azure services to automatically enforce Group Policy settings on machines that are temporarily or permanently disconnected from Active Directory. <br />Company Profile:<br />FullArmor helps large organizations manage their IT user policy and endpoint security with solutions based on Microsoft® products and technologies.<br />A Boston-based Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, FullArmor targets large organizations such as Boeing, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eli Lilly, Wal-Mart, and Bank of America, and it has a customer base of more than 5 million users and 1,500 organizations worldwide. <br />Benefit<br />Drivers:<br />By moving to Azure, FullArmor was able to reduce the costs of customer provisioning and meet their growing infrastructure requirements on an as-needed basis. <br />“We were able to move the application quickly because our original version of PolicyPortal was written purely in managed code using ASP.NET. As a result, about 80 percent of the code could be migrated without any changes being required in order to work in the Azure environment.” <br />— Danny Kim, CTO, FullArmor<br />
Solution:<br />Location-aware service and application platform hosted on Windows Azure<br />IIS 7.0, Bing Maps, Silverlight 3.0, <br />Focus on online solutions for connecting people, locating and sharing resources.<br />Case Study:<br />Smartphones<br />Company Profile:<br />Glympse is a start-up, founded in March 2008, delivering a new class of location sharing service that visually shows a user’s location in a dynamic map, updated in real-time.<br />Benefit<br />Drivers:<br />Interoperability: MySQL, Google Maps<br />Service management: scale capacity up& down as needed<br />Persistent storage for track data<br />Multiple Datacenters<br />Locationdata servers<br />Front-ends<br />
Business Need:<br />The City of Chicago needed to build an interactive map for an annual event “Taste of Chicago”, one of the largest events the city hosts every year with 3 million visitors and estimates site traffic of 50k hits per day. The customer had less than 2 weeks time to complete the project and had no on-premise infrastructure to host the solution.<br />Case Study:<br />Solution:<br />Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 front end providing provide deep zoom capability and map overlay of vendor information, live alerts for event notification via text messaging, hosted on Windows Azure. <br />Company Profile:<br />West Monroe Partners is a full service business and technology consulting firm with seven offices in the US and Canada, headquartered in Chicago. <br />Benefit<br />Drivers:<br />Quick to Market<br />Focused resources on developing application vs. infrastructure<br />Streamlined process<br />Reliable and scalable<br />“Our development team gave overwhelming feedback that the learning curve was extremely shallow allowing us to develop and deploy the solution in Azure in 2 weeks.”<br />— Eric Brown, WestMonroe Partners<br />
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